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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, i'm live from al jazeera headquarters in doha and here is what is coming up, in the next 60 minutes. [chanting] hungarian police block hundreds of refugees from boarding trains in budapest. protesters from the you stink movement stormed the ministry in beirut. calls for australia to remove children from a prison holding
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asylum seekers in nalu after a scathing report reveals abuse plus. ♪ the music ga mark bia's -- gambia's people to hear. ♪ so first to hungry where officials have closed a main rail way station in the capitol budapest to stop refugees traveling to austria and germany and it has been like in the last few hours and hundreds of migrants and refugees there are calling on police to let them board trains so they can leave hungry. security forces have been blocking the entrance to the station crossing over to andrew simmons who is there to talk us through exactly what is happening there and why the authorities took this step now.
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>> reporter: these people have feared something like this would happen. they were so under confident during monday's opening of the train service to austria and germany and they were flooding on the trains and police were standing back but early on tuesday morning the police were not standing back and they were throwing them out of the rail way station and forming a solid line, stopping them from entering. the station was closed for a time and then later they were stopped still stopped from getting into the station but some passengers were able to get through, this entrance here and some sort of service was resumed, some international service was resoup -- resumed and it has been cleared and the police edged them to one is side and many are going away and fear they could be taken to refugee camps and it's not clear what
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will happen at this station but one thing is for certain they are not traveling and even though they bought tickets and some are getting refunds and some are concerned getting their money back and that has been the case over a number of weeks for people buying tickets but to look at the over all situation i have annette a member of the buddhists and thank you for joining us on the news hour and she is a spokeswoman for the left party group. you have been on a factfinding tour and seen the situation in macedonia and seen the situation in serbia and now this, what do you make of it? >> it is a human catastrophe and it's a european shame. it is really heavily massive human rights violations. people fled from war and terror and from iraq and syria are entitled to apply in a safe country, apply for asylum so they are entitled and should be entitled from here to germany to
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austria to sweden, wherever they want to go. people are sleeping on the streets for days and days and babies and no medical care and no international ngo or nothing and i'm the only parlimentarian. >> and the hungry government says categorically this is eu policy and they are required to travel in the zone and are only doing the eu's job and trying to sort the situation out here. but of course they are coming down heavy with asylum law and everything else but do you still maintain this is abuse of human rights? >> yes, i do and the policy for asylum is invalid. and we have seen this for months and months and moves months and doesn't exist. eu is quiet and they have a meeting today. i wonder what the outcome will
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be. they knew for many, many months this massive influx of people and refugees went from syria to turkey and jordan and from turkey, of course they are trying to enter the eu member states like germany and other countri countries. >> so angela merkel said syrians could apply for asylum and led to this panic and this demand that people get on the train straight away. now, has she back pet -- pedalled today? >> no. she has a press release with two regulations and also we will apply for syrian refugees and this is what i don't understand, she said the contrary last week and syrians may come to germany and apply for asylum and if they have been to greece or hungry or any member state and it's the
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opposite policy, there is no policy at the moment. this is completely arbitrary and i don't know who makes the decisions. i tried to call the foreign office through my office in berlin, i don't get an answer. tomorrow i leave for germany tonight so tomorrow morning i will try to find out who did, you know, who is responsible for this inhuman decision. >> thank you very much for joining us there. >> thank you. >> and as you hear it's hardly surprising that people get confused about the situation especially if they can't speak english and of course the hungarians cannot communicate with them, it's a chaotic situation in here and back to the studio. >> sounds like it andrew simmons for the time being thank you for the update from budapest. dozens of protesters stormed government buildings in lebanon capitol beirut and have been mass demonstrations in resent weeks over piles of rubbish that
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have not been cleared from the streets and calling for the minister to resign and frustrated as political paralysis in parliament and crossing over joined from beirut and tell us first of all if there is any information on the whereabouts of the environment minister and also what the next steps are for the protesters behind you. >> reporter: well, there are conflicting reports as to his where abonts, -- where abouts d would remain under security forces and refusing to leave but activists around us says he has left but we are not sure and i'm going to step out and allow the camera man to pan up to the windows. you will see one person standing out or looking out of that window and that is where the protesters are gathered and there are several dozens in there that have been trancing
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and occupied the building and if we pan down now you will see gradually the amount of security services that have been drafted in here. there was word that the interior ministry had given activists 30 minutes roughly about 20 minutes ago to clear the area or they would forcibly remove them. however, we are not quite sure how they intends on doing that. i'm going to bring in one of the activists from the you stink movements. what is the aim of this latest escalation? >> actually, as you mentioned before we warned the minister to leave and resign from his duties and to leave the ministry because he didn't do his duty that he is supposed to do so we are occupying actually not occupying but protesting for him to leave forever. >> if he doesn't leave are you prepared for a confrontation with security services? >> we are very peaceful as the
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media and we didn't break up and do anything, we didn't destroy anything, we didn't damage anything in the industry, we are just staying with the laws of the ministry and staying inside there and of course we are very peaceful and we are not -- if they are going to beat us we will not respond to that but of course we are not going to leave because it's our duty to be there. >> maybe one of the highs in your protest was saturday when you had thousands of people come out on the streets, this is a much smaller number but significant protest in that you have been able to cripple one of the ministries and what is the next movement? >> we will escalate our movements gradually and this is one of them and don't need 100,000 to get into the ministry. we only need 50 people and that is what we did. we occupied it by 50 people. >> what is the next step? >> the next step will be we
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mentioned maybe we will bolster in the next few hours after we see what the ministry or the government is going to do and after that we are going to stay. >> thank you very much. they have been keeping their cards close to them so to speak even the latest form of civil disobedience of storming the ministry did take the government by surprise. they have lived up to the promises so far in terms of escalating their protests insofar as they have taken those demonstrations off the streets and into government buildings, how they then continue in this escalation a lot of people are waiting to find out. >> we will speak to you through the day and thank you for the time being and reporting from beirut. doctors in yemen warning the devastating impact the war is having on children and estimate 60% of children this are malnourished and victoria gatenbee reports. >> reporter: a father places his baby on scales at this
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medical center in yemen's capitol sanaa. doctors are running a screening program to monitor malnourished children. before the war yemen had one of the highest child malnutrition rates in the world. now more children are in poor health because they can't get enough nutritious food to eat. >> translator: malnutrition was widespread in yep enbut because yemen and now is a big increase and 30% used to be and now it's 50-60%. >> reporter: the children at this clinic are prescribed vitamin supplements but doctors say their supplies are low and they received some aid from charities but say they need more to meet patient demand. >> translator: our children are facing famine and we cannot sit back and do nothing. we call on the u.n. to look at the children who are innocent and shouldn't be experiencing malnutrition like this. look at the children's fear and the anxiety we are all facing.
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>> reporter: people in yemen are suffering from severe food and water shortages and relative calm has returned two cities like aiden where forces loyal to exiled president hadi pushed out houthi rebels last month but sanaa the houthi stronghold the fighting continues and until it stops the healthcare system will not recover for months of war. victoria for al jazeera. stay with us on the al jazeera news hour, still ahead, look at what is happening in iraq as politicians play the blame game over the crumbling infrastructure plus. simon mc-greger wood and struggling with the pollution crisis with the introduction with some tough, new measures. coming up, in sports serena williams match is shorter than expected and we will tell you why later in the news hour. ♪
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but first they have a report detailing allegations of negligence and abuse and calling for children to be removed from a prison the island of nalu where asylum applicants are kept and it's one of the off-shore centers the government pays for instead of allowing refugees on to its soil and andrew thomas has more. >> reporter: three years ago al jazeera filmed what would become naru's detention center as the army built it but since they have been held which has become in effect a prison the media has not been allowed in, that secrecy is one thing the report into conditions on naru says should change because of where there is secrecy there can be abuse and the report detailed some of what is alleged, self harm by traumatized children, sexual abuse of detainees by
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guards and even water boarding though the credibility of the former guard making that acquisition was questioned of the inquiry. >> no i have not personally witnessed the actual event but i have witnessed what i firmly believe to be the actions after. >> so you've seen people with water on them come from a building? >> and water coming out of their mouth, coughing up water. >> reporter: conditions at the prison are not adequate, appropriate or safe. it calls for a full order to the allegations of abuse. >> there are 67 allegations of both physical and sexual abuse against children and includes 30 concerning detention staff. >> reporter: faster processing of refugee claims and removal of children from the prison. >> the minister acknowledged this morning for the first time that things are not okay inside
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the naru detention camp and that talk is cheap. the minister needs to act. >> australia's government says sending refugees to camps in other countries is tough but as a deterrence it works and boats have stopped coming to australia and the policy is attacking international criticism. >> u.n. said what is going on in naru is tantamount to torture in some cases. >> it's brutal stuff, there is no question about it but seen as a deterrence and people are looking to the australia model. >> and made it clear they have no plans to close the naru camp, the group on monday was given a five-year contract to continue running it. it's tiny in the pacific, the millions it is given to host of what is in effect an australian prison is a sizable part of the economy but it's kept hidden, just to apply for a visa to naru
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journalists pay $6,000 with no guaranty of getting one and no access to the detention center even if they do. what this report makes clear is that in such a dark place dark things are happening. andrew thomas, al jazeera, sidney. al jazeera did ask the australian government for an interview but we were told the minister was not available. we spoke to david mann from the refugee and immigration legal center, he says australia must put this before politicians. >> what we look at is incarceration of a large amount of vulnerable people who have sought asylum in australia and claiming to be fearing persecution in their home countries from places like afghanistan and that includes women, children, families essentially being incarcerated in naru indefinitely, having sought asylum in australia. now the type of all gayings that
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have come out of the resent inquiry are consisted with repeated allegations with forms of inhumanity such as physical abuse and sexual abuse including of children and including of women and also other forms of potentially criminal conduct and one of the key findings of this report is these allegations are not serious but they also are part of a patent and part of a pattern of abuse going on in this detention center which is both funded and controlled by australia, and who sent people to that detention center. police in thailand say a key suspect in last month's bombing in bangkok has been arrested, the second confirmed arrest over the attack and the foreign man was detained at a check point near cambodia border and 20 were killed when it tore through
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central bank cock on august 17th. turkish police raided the offices of a group with close links to a u.s. based muslim clerc and used to be with erdiwan and lived in post exile since 1999 and no ambition to over throw erdiwan and 23 companies searched for providing him with financial support. in iraq people say little has changed since the prime minister announced the set of sweeping changes last month and came after massive protests of government corruption as well as lack of infrastructure and now abaddi faces opposition in parliament and dana reports from baghdad. >> reporter: this is why people began to take to the streets, the shortage of electricity in and the extreme heat was the breaking point for my rackys, this sector worn down by years of war but blame authorities for
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missingment and corruption and the government of abaddi promised to take action and electricity minister was questioned in parliament. he blamed former ministers for not investing enough to develop the distribution network. parliament was satisfied with his answers but caused yet more anger on the streets. >> translator: it seems parliament is not taking people seriously and underestimates our will. it's making people even more angry. >> reporter: some members of parliament who back the minister are from abaddi block in parliament and the shia alliance is headed by former prime minister maliki accused of corruption and leads the biggest block in parliament. >> translator: the state of law is not united, there is the abaddi wing and maliki and they are against each other and relying on the sunni and cheer leaders but they all are all standing against him and he is
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fighting for reforms alone with the backing of the streets and the highest authority. >> reporter: the protesters have not chanted slogans against abaddi and, in fact, protesting every friday for weeks now to give him support to bring about change. at first they demanded better services and now my rackys are demanding for corrupt officials to be held accountable and an independent judiciary and they want to reform a political system where appointments were made according to party loyalties and power, distributed among sex. it's basically a call to end sectarian politics. but little has changed for the people weeks after abaddi had reforms and to meet demands they need the support of the political establishment but the same politicians who publically backed the people seem to be standing in his way. >> translator: parliament members are covering up for each other and they are afraid if one minister is fired then others
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will also be dismissed and means parties will lose their power. >> reporter: this crisis is testing abaddi's career and could be at stake and if he goes there are popular shia malitia and wings who are ready to step in, al jazeera, baghdad. bangladesh charged five men with murder after the killing of an atheist group and he was killed near his home in march the 27-year-old was one of four hacked to death in bangladesh this year alone for writing against fundamentalism. the u.s. president barack obama says climate change is a problem that needs to be addressed now and made the comment at the start of a three-day visit to alaska. patty has the details. >> reporter: u.s. president barack obama is dragging the national spotlight to a place it rarely goes, the far northern
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state of alaska. >> over the past 60 years alaska has warmed about twice as fast as the rest of the united states. last year was alaska's warmest year on record. just as it was for the rest of the world and the impacts here are very real. >> reporter: he will tour melting glacies and vanishing coastlines and dealing with the impact of climate change and reach the third of americans who tell pollsters who simply don't believe climate change is real but this trip has environmental activists calling the president a hypocrite because he recently approved drilling for oil in the very place he is touring. the administration says they couldn't stop it because president george bush first approved it in office and environmentalists say that is just not true. >> president obama never shied away from executive action and has been on the defensive the last couple weeks trying to
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claim they were bush era leases to drill in the arctic but really it's been his decision and if he cares at all about protecting that progressive legacy he can cancel this lease, it's not too late. >> reporter: president obama has made climate change a central part of his legacy and often talks about green energy and made it a priority in his budget but at the same time he is pushing for more drilling. when he took office the u.s. produced just over five million barrels of crude each day, in 2014 that number jumped to around 8.7 million. that is a 39% increase. the president defends that saying it will take time to get more green energy. >> our economy still has to rely on oil and gas and as long as that is the case we should rely on domestic production than foreign imports and demand safety standards in the industry, our own. >> reporter: the president's mission in alaska to focus the country on the impact climate change is having on land while
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not highlighting the cause of it just off the coast, patty with al jazeera, washington. unusually high summer temperatures in italy caused the glaciers to melt and most effected are in the mountains in the northeast. at least three meters of ice cover has disappeared. they uncovered segments of ice with white cloth to try to protect them from the heat. between 3-6 years of snowfall and ice has been lost and that is because of the heat. now the weather with rob and, in fact, another consequence of changing climates, rob, with a hurricane. >> exactly, curious despite warmer oceans and warmer climate it's el nino year and suppressions hurricanes but the start is the same and always start from what are called tropical waves and waves over africa and thunderstorms are going westward and get to this time of the year you should see
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several hurricanes form from them and giving good deposits in africa 135 millimeters in southern chad for example. when they finally get to leave the coast there you are, 7 mill millimeters and do something interesting and spin up and get caught in the warm water and become hurricanes and this is unusual, development over 24 hours has gone through the cape verde islands. now you think so what. well this is very close to the coast and have not seen a hurricane form and go over the islands for over 100 years, 1892 was the last recorded one. so it's quite unusual in a year where there are very few hurricanes. if you went from here to u.s., going across the middle of the atlantic you should see a string of hurricanes and there is not a single one and the last one that happened was erica, this is remains through the carolinas. admittedly the carolinas are used to flooding from hurricanes but even this is pretty minor as a consequence.
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so el nino and climate change are working in opposition at the moment but however another consequence of el nino are hurricanes in the eastern pacific, there are three, how about that. >> thanks very much for that. the mayor of paris is introducing new measures to control air pollution and large trucks registered before 2001 will now be banned from the center of the city and that is just the start. simon mc-greger wood has more. >> reporter: many market traders' trucks about to be ban from the center of paris and according to the mayor they are too old and polluting and drivers fined $40 each time they are caught and they are not hap happy. >> translator: it's going to affect us of course three quarters of the market traders here don't have new trucks and we will end up paying. >> reporter: paris has a problem, they like to drive especially cheap to run diesel engines and pour millions of tiny partibles in the air. back in march the city briefly
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had the worst air quality in the world. critics of the plan say this is more about the city of paris trying to avoid a huge fine being imposed by the european union and also trying to get its house in order before it hosts the world's climate change conference later this year. the city will encourage drivers to buy newer vehicles with cheap loans and restrictions will cover more and more vehicles in the years leading up to 2020. >> translator: air pollution costs france $110 billion per year, that is a travesty for our health and also an economic travesty. we have to improve air quality so it doesn't harm our health. >> big operators like staff trucks with 500 vehicles nationwide are taking steps to meet the new rules and this vehicle runs on ethanol, this one is a hybrid and all are regularly serviced. but it costs a lot of money.
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>> this is i should say a pr exercise, yes. and it's also a symbol but important to tell to the people, the professional and the people to understand that they have to do something now. >> reporter: it's not clear how aggressively the new rule also be policed but the first steps in clearing the air in paris will be taken by the small operators and it's not clear they can afford it. simon mc-greger wood, al jazeera, paris. you are with the news hour and plenty more ahead and taking to the skies of the world of the biggest cocaine producer is proving lucrative for drug smugglers and canada oil fans fail to provide the economic riches they once promised and we will find out if royal, madrid missed out on the number one transfer target and details coming up, later in sport. ♪
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remove children from a prison holding asylum seekers on the pacific island of naru after apparel parliamentary report says it's inadequate. died after fighting outside parliament on monday. these pictures appear to show a suspect hurling a grenade which killed the men, at least 100 people were injured and violence began after politicians voted to give more autonomy to rebel held areas in eastern ukraine and porteshenko is talking about reforms. >> what would happen if they did not vote for constitution amendments, the fate of an international coalition would be significantly under minded. potential extension of economic sanctions that hurt the aggressor would not be on the table and having ukraine
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struggling against the agressor alone. >> we are joined from the ukrainian capitol kiev and thanks for being with us so the scenes that we see outside of parliament that happened earlier this week shows how deeply controversial this bill actually is. >> well, first of all i think we need to realize that there is a very definite russian if you like russian trace to what happened yesterday. the grenade that was thrown is not in the ukrainian arsenal at all and only available in the russian federation and yes there were obviously protests yesterday but clearly this was a provocation. >> so what you're saying is the russians are behind what happened outside of parliament? >> well, absolutely. this is being interpreted in kiev as basically an extension of the war from the east to the capitol and in an attempt to
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create if you like a picture of civil war within the country which infact doesn't -- i mean it's not a reality but it's being done very nicely for an external press. >> this bill is part of the minsk agreement as you know that was agreed back in february with the intent a lot of people are saying to secure peace in the eastern parts of the country so what does this do for that minsk agreement, does it put it in jeopardy now? >> i think that one of the issues in the minsk agreement is one of the concessions the president porteshenko meant was a change in the constitution and internal in the country to have a constitution that will be dictated to you by external powers. nevertheless we understand and i think most ukrainians understand in order to fight against russia and russia's aggression we will need allies and if the allies are saying we need to make a change to the constitution then most ukrainians are prepr paare
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make that but it's not going down with nationalist type of circles. >> if this is not the way forward what are the alternative? >> there is no alternative and the reality is we have to access this because ukraine cannot fight because they have the second largest in the world and ukraine cannot fight russia on its own and there is no alternative and we have to accept brussels in washington and berlin and making attempt to appease putin and we doubt that appeasement is actually going to work. we see from the kremlin they are actually already saying this is not enough, we need to go further. what they are trying to do is tear the country apart and that is part of their aggression strategy. at the moment we are trying to make last-ditch efforts to try to get peace but in reality when you have an aggressor that is hell bent on war which putin
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seems to be it's hard. >> you say there is no autonomy for regions in the east, can you just clarify that for a moment? >> well, in reality what it is not really an autonomy deal because if you want to get in the legalese we can but it's not really going to be interesting to most of your viewers, the fact is that we are declaring a rights to autonomy if you like or a special status for these areas but only after they become under ukrainian government troll and border between ukraine and russia gets sealed uf o. -- off and it probably won't happen in the future but it's thee retinand will receive a ce amount of autonomy and we need to reestablish control and
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reestablishing control means moving out 10-15,000 russian soldiers that are currently on ukraine soil and will not happen any time soon. >> important to clarify there will be a second reading off that bill, what we saw happen earlier this week is not the final decision that has been made but we will have to leave it there for now and thank you very much for joining us from kiev. >> thank you. now, the lawyer for jailed al jazeera journalist mohamed fahmy called for canada prime minister to intervene in his case and saturday fa my and mohamed and greste were given three year law firm says she had support but believes the government can do more to help. >> this is a time when it's no longer in the hands of the courts, it's in the hands of the executive branch and the government has previously said we will pardon, we will deport into the canadian ambassador and
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i are attending meetings to please follow through and now is the time to act. >> indonesia thousands of workers protested and calling for the government to take action against its faltering economy. members of the labor movement gathered in the center of dakarta and marched on the palace and rally was in response to the job losses and weakening currency and demonstrations took place across 20 other provinces. economic growth in canada has stalled for the sixth straight month means the country is now in recession. the slum in oil prices with global stock markets hit the country hard. from toronto samuel has the story. >> reporter: canada's oil-dependent economy is in trouble and once there was talk of being an energy super power thanks to the rich deposits of northern alberta and now prices vastly lowered expectations and
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china's financial turmoil has come calling and last week toronto stock exchange had record losses before partially recovering and shaking confidence in a country that it's proud it went through the 2008 international banking crisis relatively unscathed. and it's downward pressure on the currency, this is $20 in $1 coins and in 2013 it was the same as $20 u.s. but these days just a year and a half on you have to add another $5 canadian to get yourself $20 u.s. dollars. it's not all gloom and doom, a lower canadian dollar and buoyant u.s. economy boosted exports but not enough to offset low oil prices. >> 75% of canadian economy geographically is still growing at a pretty solid pace because they are producing oil and provinces like alberta where oil production is a good quarter of
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the economy directly looking at negative growth if not outright recession. >> reporter: perceptions matter and the economy is the major issue in the campaign for the federal election and the conservatives say troubled times call for stability for their reelection. opposition parties promised to turn things around with a better plan and analysts wonder if that is possible in a globalized world. >> no party has a lock on the issue of managing the economy. the underlying reality is that the governments don't really determine the success or failure of the economy, only at the ends but they try to convey the impression they do. >> reporter: as the local election campaign continues canadian politicians might be well advised to pay as much attention to world markets as to opinion polls at home. daniel lack, al jazeera, toronto. >> reporter: the body of a woman who died in sierra leone
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tested positive for ebola and the positive result is a setback to end the epidemic and sierra leone announced last week the last confirmed patient with the patient had been discharged from hospital. more than 28,000 people have been infected with ebola with more than a third of them having died. human rights including the freedom of expression are under attack in gambia and international amnesty says it's getting worse after the government refused to address recommendations put forth by the u.n. in march and we have the latest in northern sinagal. >> reporter: a song gambia radios won't put on air. and yet it's going viral, spreading online throughout the country. the lyrics talk about the lack of freedom of speech, arbitrary detention and rampant corruption. >> my people being quiet and not
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able to speak out against police brutality and not speaking out against corruption and not being able to speak out against people going missing for no reason and not being able to speak out about the level of hardship as an rapper i believe i'm the voice of the people and being a voice of the people i have this responsibility which is on me to actually speak out against what is going on. >> reporter: behind these lyrics is young rapper killer ace and grew up in harlem, new york and after being involved in gang violence his family sent him back to gambia and there he says he saw the biggest gangster of them all, human rights organizations have accused him of being a ruthless dictator. he hit the headlines recently when he threatened to slit the throats of all homosexuals and after the coup he freed hundreds of people from prison. this is when killer ace released his song and although the song wasn't officially banned his family started getting threats.
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with his wife, daughter and manager he fled the country by road to sinagal. >> look what happened to other people such as journalists and they are missing and nobody knows where they are at for a long time and get tortured and considering my song is bigger than what anybody else ever did i believe my situation would have been even worse and i believe they would have used me as an example for any other artist or anybody else who try to do what i did. >> reporter: thousands have made sinagal their home but here they fear the services and we spoke to a number of artists and journalists and social activists and none would speak on camera because of what could happen to families back home and have not given al jazeera permission to report inside the country. tourists though are welcome to visit. the country nicknamed the smiling coast received 60,000 british nationals on holiday
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last year. >> what is happening in gambia is invisible and people don't know about this sense of fear. even you can feel it and you can touch it when you are in gambia and people are scared about talking and thinking different of what the government is saying and this kind of fear is everywhere. >> reporter: away from gambia and no longer afraid ace is looking for a safe place to express himself and he has been refus refused visa for entry in the united states and he has not lost hope hoping more than ever to make his museum heard, sinagal. still ahead on al jazeera news hour tokyo says good-bye to a modern master piece as the hotel checks out. ♪ kenya welcomes home the
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♪ peru is the world's top cocaine producer and most is air-lifted daily into bolivia and brazil and they are clamping down on drug smuggling and could change the way traffickers do business and we report from peru's region. >> reporter: the move is swift and calculated, in just over five minutes a small plane lands on a clandestine air strip, on
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average 300 cocoa paste or cocaine are loaded. there is hardly an exchange of fire with police or the army. for the most part traffickers ship drugs out of peru bi-plane, nearly 270 tons each year officials say. and it mainly comes from the region, a production area the size of puerto rico. and the fight against the drug trade is tough. the government says by 2013 it eradicated 10,000 crops in the valley. it's destroying landing strips and processing labs and now congress passed a law that will allow the airforce to down suspected flights. despite the efforts peru is the top cocoa paste and cocaine producer. >> translator: the drug traffickers pay the population to repair the air fields and
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labs and er raider ratification is not success and improved the leaf quality and use cocaine using the same leaves two or three times. >> reporter: critics say the war on drugs has not been successful, farmers here will not allow the government to destroy their crops. >> translator: if they begin forced er ratification they will die defending their fields, it's the only crop that educates and sustains their families to survive. >> reporter: a mother of four is thousands of farmers who say they will continue to sell cocoa to whoever buys it. >> translator: i do try to sell oranges in the market but sometimes no one buys them. but cocoa leaves sell like hot cakes. >> reporter: critics say there is hardly any states presence in the region, there are not good schools, there are not good
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hospitals, the people are very, very poor so their only option for a better future is to continue working in the cocoa leaf business. experts say when addiction begins less drugs will be exported for some time and the cocoa leaf prices will fall and farmers have a tougher time making a living and then new roots will pave the way for the drugs to flow again. al jazeera, peru. now it's time for all the sports news. >> thank you so much. goal keeper will be staying at manchester united with his move to royal madrid collapsing and english transfer window closes in a few hours but a few of $45 million being agreed the deal could be finalized by the spanish deadline which was on monday. he had released a statement where they claim manchester united didn't get the necessary documentation done in time. and royal will not appeal to the
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spanish football authority. the u.s. open is underway in flushing meadows in new york. there were a first round victories for williams and yanukovich and nadal and surprise exits. >> reporter: serena williams resumed the quest for the first to complete a calendar grand slam since 1988 at the u.s. open, the first round match only lasted half an hour and world 86 retired with an ankle injury and williams leading 6-0, 6-0 and it's the second victory at flushing meadows. >> it's great to be here at the stadium and just to be american and then to be on this journey in my life i never, you know, it's kind of awesome this is the last grand slam of the year. >> reporter: 7th seed she is out, the former french open
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champion lost in three seats. yanukovich says he made a statement with his first round win, the world number one took just 73 minutes to win 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. >> with a dominant win i go on and adds to your confidence and self but also making a statement for everybody that is out there watching and we are all watching each other's matches and seeing how we progress so it's important that you are out on the court with the right intensity and sending them a good message out there. >> reporter: nadal lost the previous meeting with 18-year-old but the 14-time champion won in the fourth set against the junior champion, u.s., and world 8 nadal has not got past a quarter final in
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months. he had straight set victory over argentina on the louis armstrong court and frenchman may have lost his grip on his racket but knocked off last year's finalist. and the japanese star losing in five sets. richard par, al jazeera. sri lanka for a series win since 2011 after the host and target of 386 and sri lanka did show some fight, captain angela matthews scoring a century but balanced them out for 268 to win by 117 runs. former pakistan captain and boler are free to return to cricket this week following a fiv five-year spot fixing and had
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his ban relaxed by the international cricket counsel six months ago and he is 23 and both in their 30s they struggled to regain their previous form, the three were suspended in 2010 for arranging no balls during a test match in england. kenya athletes returned home from the world athletic championships in beijing and top with 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze and reports from nairobi. >> reporter: they were proud of themselves and this is great news. everybody is talking about this, 16 metals and every kenya proud to be associated. ♪ this has never been achieved before in kenya and here is another first, brought kenya the
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first gold metal in a non-track event javalin. >> this is something i have been looking for and struggling to win the world championship and now i'm the champion now. >> reporter: kenya has been in the spotlight for doping allegations, two athletes failed a drug test in beijing and all tested positive for doping in the last two years and some have even been banned from racing and government agencies including athletics kenya are aware of doping claims. >> we have to fight or we won't make it thank you very much. >> reporter: doping aside kenya people are basquing in the glory of being on top of the world in a country to bid in the summer olympics to be held in rio next year, catherine in al jazeera in nairobi, kenya. embarrassing news now
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concerning the tokyo 2020 olympics, organizers decided to ditch the official logo for the games following allegations of plagiarism. after its release in july said it was too similar to his logo and tokyo organizers say the original design was not trademarked but has withdrawn the design nonetheless. much more sport on our website, for all the latest you can check out al there is plenty more blogs and video clips from our correspondence around the world, the address again al that is all your sport for now and back to you >> thank you very much for that. one of tokyo's famous hotels closed the doors for the last time and it was built in 1962 and played host to politicians
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and film stars and even to james bond and the owners are replacing it with a modern skyscraper for campaigners from around the world trying to save it this marks the loss of an important piece of tokyo's cultural heritage and harry faucet reports. ♪ for more than half a century they welcome guests across japan and around the world. this time they weren't coming to stay, rather to say good-bye. >> translator: there is something unchanging about this hotel. we feel as though we have come back home. and going home to your parents and grandparents as they always welcome you. >> reporter: it was loved by its regularers who included presidents and film star for the blend of 1960s modernism and traditional japanese craftsmanship and design and when he wrote you only live twice this was the obvious hotel for james bond.
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more than a time capsule it had become an important piece of history. >> translator: there is so much amazing craftsmanship here and moves me by looking at it and sad it will be lost but i hope the new one will have a lobby like this. >> reporter: it was the star from the beginning with the lights and flower shaped tables and chaired and preserved and virtually unchanged for more than 50 years. >> translator: no one would say anything no matter how long you sat there by yourself, please do make yourself at home and such a spectacular space where you see the japanese culture coming together in one place. >> reporter: people trying to preserve modern architecture what is happening here is also japanese and it's to be replaced by a 38-story skyscraper in time for the 2020 olympics. throughout tokyo there are examples of architectural history being dwarfed and
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preserved in oddly artificial ways or just subsumed by anonymous glass and concrete towers. >> commodities and not as cultural icons or markers as a state of civilization at any given point in time in this society. >> reporter: the owners say 53 years is too old for a first-class hotel, the plumbing, air conditioning and earthquake standards are not up to scratch and fans say the issues could have been fixed and instead they mourn what was a piece of tokyo's history as it's finally extinguished, harry faucet al jazeera. that is it for the news hour but we are back in a moment to have a full bulletin of news straight ahead, coming your way and the top stories and a reminder of the top stories is in hungry where officials closed the main rail way station in the capitol to stop refugees from traveling to other countries like austria and germany and that and other stories in just a
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